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Let's Catch Up @ Lumière: Zagros


Join us at the premiere of ZAGROS + Q&A director Sahim Omar Kalifa


Lumière Cinema proudly presents a special English subtitled screening of the deeply moving film ZAGROS, in attendance of director Sahim Omar Kalifa. After seeing the film an interactive talk with the director will be led by Lumière’s artistic director David Deprez. The evening will end with drinks at the Lumière bar, giving you the time to mingle and mull over the film with other internationals and locals.


When: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 19:30
Where: Lumière Cinema (Bassin 88, Maastricht)


19:15 doors open
19:30 welcome & introduction
19:40 start screening ZAGROS (with English subtitles)
21:25 interactive talk with film director Sahim Omar Kalifa, led by artistic director David Deprez
22:00 drinks at the Lumière bar


Price: €12,50, including one drink. Order your ticket here!


Zagros is a drama and love story about the influence of adultery, lies and doubts on a Kurdish couple and the power of cultural traditions and customs that manifest themselves across borders.

When Havin, a Kurdish shepherd’s wife, is accused of infidelity she flees to Belgium. Zagros is convinced that his wife is innocent and travels after her to make a new start together in Brussels. However, doubts arise when it appears that Havin hasn’t told the whole truth. Zagros is thrown back and forth between the love for his wife and the old traditions in his culture. ZAGROS has been awarded the Grand Prix for Best Film at Film Fest Gent.


The Belgian-Kurdish film director Sahim Omar Kalifa (1980), originally from Iraq, has build a new life in Belgium. After attending the Film Academy, he made a number of frequently awarded short films such as the Berlin-awarded short LAND OF THE HEROES. His short films BAGHDAD MESSI and BAD HUNTER were both shortlisted for the Academy Awards.



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